1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Cabriolet / 187012.03483/53 Vehicle Information

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

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Cabriolet
Chassis #: 187012.03483/53
Engine #: 180920.03615/53
Sold for $224,000 at 2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction.
These were the first post-war Mercedes with a complete new and cutting-edge 6-cylinder engine. Sporty performance, a comfortable ride and superb looking bodywork are signatures of the car. The Mercedes 220 (187) is a full size luxury car, powered by a single overhead cam, six cylinder engine. Only 1,278 Cabriolet A's were ever produced.

This example was Swiss owned from 1953 to 1976. It was purchased and shipped to Charlottesville, Va., in 1976 and sold to current owner in 2005. It's just completed a fresh restoration.

Cabriolet
Chassis #: 187012.03483/53
Engine #: 180920.03615/53
Sold for $224,000 at 2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction.
This Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A was sent to the dealer in Zurich, Switzerland in early November, 1953. It was purchased new by Rene Hummel, Montagne 8, 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland on May 5th of 1954. It was sold to Herr R. Dahler of Burgdorf, Switzerland on August 16th, 1973. Three years later, it was sold to Robert Leveque of Charlottesville, Virginia where it remained until his passing. It was purchased from the Leveque family by the current owner in August 2005. In 2015, it was treated to an extensive restoration. It is currently finished in the original colors of DB 157 Grey Beige exterior and all interior leather was done in the original 653 Green. The cost of the work exceeded $400,000.

In 2018 it was shown at the Inaugural Greenbrier Concours d'Elegance, in May of 2018, where it received the top honors in the post WW-2 production car class


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2019


2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $200,000-USD $250,000 
Sale Price :
USD $224,000

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 187012.03483/53
Sold for USD$224,000
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series image  1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series image  
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 187.012.3503759
Sold for USD$156,800
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series image  
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 CABRIOLET A
Chassis#: 187 012 03 412
Sold for USD$176,000
  2018 Bonhams : Scottsdale
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 1870121034652
Sold for USD$103,473
  2017 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Sedan
Chassis#: 187.011.02234/53
Sold for USD$82,500
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
 
1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 CABRIOLET A
Chassis#: 187.012-02134/53
Sold for USD$117,606
  2016 Bonhams - The Mercedes-Benz Sale
 
1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 SEDAN
Chassis#: 187011.02234/53
Sold for USD$66,000
  2016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
 
1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 220A CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 18701201214
Sold for USD$117,500
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 220/187012 - 02134/53
Sold for USD$70,200
  2010 FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTORS' MOTORCARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet
Sold for USD$78,100
  2010 RM Auctions - Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 1870120034553
Sold for USD$143,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220A Cabriolet
Chassis#: 18701209665
Sold for USD$96,800
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Sedan
Sold for USD$17,120
  2005 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220A Cabriolet 2019 Mecum : Las Vegas$80,000  
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220A Cabriolet 2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island$50,000  

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